IndyCar: Munoz changing numbers as well, from 34 to 26

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The 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year will go back to the number he raced with in Indy Lights and the number he raced to a runner-up finish in his IndyCar debut at the 2013 Indianapolis 500.

Carlos Munoz will shift from No. 34 to 26 for the 2015 season, which creates a continuous flow of numerology at Andretti Autosport for its three confirmed cars thus far.

Last week, Marco Andretti posted “#27in15” as he moved from 25 to 27. Munoz had been 34 last year, owing to a relationship with 34 Solutions, a company co-chaired by All American football legend Herschel Walker.

Munoz tweeted out the pic of his change earlier this week, and made his return to the number in Tuesday’s Sebring test.

Now, Munoz is 26, Andretti is 27 and Ryan Hunter-Reay carries his usual No. 28.

It opens up the No. 25 for a fourth car in 2015, of which there has been much discussion but nothing yet finalized.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”